St. Paul's Cemetery
Wisbeach, Warwick Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada
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Minnie Streets died on 14 Jan 1953 Warwick Twp, at age 69 of a heart attack. She was buried on 16 Jan 1953 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.4
Minnie Streets's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 3, 16 Jan 1953
Mrs. Oliver Tanner, a lifelong resident of Warwick twp., passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blake Perry, No. 7 Highway.
She had been sitting writing a letter when stricken with a heart attack and expired within a few minutes.
Mrs. Tanner, who was in her 70th year, was born at Warwick Village, as Minnie Streets, and lived near Wisbeach and near Warwick all her lifetime. Her husband predeceased her in 1941.
Surviving are three daughters: [Isobel] Mrs. Hector Robinson, of Bryonstown, [Marjorie] Mrs. Arthur Conkey, of Bowood and [Hazel] Mrs. Blake Perry, Warwick; also three grandchildren and one surviving sister, Mrs. Duncan of Detroit.
Funeral service will be conducted at St. Paul's church, Wisbeach, this Friday afternoon by Rev. P. J. Docksey and interment will be in Wisbeach cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilfred Smith, Wallace Lowrie, Edward Archer, Gerald Herbert, Kenneth Ross, Jack Day.
She appeared on the federal census in 1891 in Warwick Twp.
Annie Sutton died on 4 Nov 1892 Adelaide Twp. caused by drinking impure water.1 She was buried on 7 Nov 1892 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Annie Sutton's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 5 col 2, on 11 Nov 1892
Mrs. Isaac Muxlow, living on the 2nd line, North Adelaide, died on Friday after a short illness, aged 29 years. Funeral to the Wisbeach cemetery Monday, Rev. H. A. Thomas, of Warwick, conducted the service. A husband and six small children are left to mourn her loss.
She appeared on the federal census in 1901 - 1911 in Warwick Twp.
Catherine Georgina Swanton died on 23 Jul 1949 Watford, at age 79. She was buried on 25 Jul 1949 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1
Catherine Georgina Swanton's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 6, on 29 Jul 1949
MRS. SWANTON CHAMBERS Catherine Georgina Swanton, widow of the late Swanton Bateman Chambers, Watford, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. F. Lawrence on Saturday, July 23rd in her 81st year. She had been in failing health for the past four years.
Born in Orford Twp., Kent County on August 2nd 1868, she was the youngest daughter of the late George Swanton and Catherine Newman. She married Swanton B. Chambers December 30, 1896, and they settled on the townline between Warwick and Adelaide Townships, later moving to the fourth line West between Watford and Kingscourt where they farmed until retiring to Watford in 1929. Mr. Chambers predeceased her eight years ago on December 26th, 1941.
Surviving are two daughters [Margaret] Mrs. Wm. F. Lawrence and [Nina] Mrs. Murray Manders, of Watford; three granddaughters, Mrs. John Maxwell, Elaine and Marilyn Lawrence; three great grandsons, Bevan Lawrence, Bruce and Brian Maxwell, all of Watford, and one half sister, Miss Fannie Swanton of Highgate. One son, George Newman Chambers, died in infancy on May 4th, 1906.
The funeral service was held on Monday from the Harper Funeral Home at 2.30 o'clock and was conducted by Rev. George Pearce, of Brantford, in the absence of her rector Rev. John Graham. Members of Trinity Church choir sang two of her favorite hymns. Interment was in St. Paul’s Church Cemetery, Wisbeach.
The pallbearers were Clare, George and Jack Manders, Clare Lambert, George Morris and Stanley Hayward.
Among those who attended the funeral from a distance were Mrs. Stanley Woods, Mrs. Lawrence Pulley, Detroit; Mrs. Jennie Fraleigh, Jeddo, Mich; Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Williams, Port Huron; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fisher, Cobourg; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Storey and Mrs. Donald Storey, Simcoe; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Scott and daughter Esther, of Highgate; Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, Mrs. Frieda Beach and Mrs. Fred Beach...
Mary Ann Swanton died on 26 Mar 1874 at age 30. She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach; new stone has birth year as 1844.1
Transcription of original stone in a letter now owned by S. Fraser. Charles Swanton Reycraft had the new Reycraft stone installed.
Alfred married Janette Linklater on 25 Apr 1866 in Port Huron, St. Clair Co, Michigan.
Alfred Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 17 May 1901
Another of the old residents of the Main Road passed away on Monday in the person of Alfred Tanner, in his 69th year. Deceased had not been feeling well for some time, but his illness did not take a serious turn until Friday. He leaves a wife and two sons. The funeral took place Wednesday to the Wisbeach cemetery, the Rev. F. G. Newton officiating. The pall bearers were John Evans, A. Minielly, Alex. Hay, E. Doan, T. Kenward and W. Waun.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 4, 17 May 1901
DIED - In Warwick, on Monday, May 13th, 1901, Alfred Tanner, in his 69th year.
Alice Elizabeth married George Johnston Iles, son of Francis Iles and Jane Thompson, on 11 May 1908 in St. Mary's, Warwick.
Alice Elizabeth Tanner died on 10 Mar 1939 Warwick Twp, age 684. She was buried on 12 Mar 1939 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.5,6
Alice Elizabeth Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, on 10 Mar 1939
MRS. GEORGE ILES After many weeks of illness, Mrs. George Iles passed away at the family home at Wisbeach early this Friday morning, in her 69th year. She served for many years as secretary of St. Paul's church cemetery board, and throughout her lifetime was an active member of all the church organizations.
Born on the Main road as Alice Elizabeth Tanner, a daughter of pioneer parents, Joseph Tanner and Eliza Phillips, she lived her entire lifetime close to the place of her birth. She taught in the home school for several years prior to her marriage.
Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Miss Frances at home, Miss Doris of Ottawa; also one brother, Oliver Tanner, and one sister, Mrs. Lorenzo Evans, both of Warwick. Two sisters and a brother, predeceased her: the late Mrs. W. H. Shrapnell, Watford, Mrs. Wm. Teeple, Melbourne, and William Tanner of Craven, Sask.
Funeral Sunday The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon, with service in St. Paul's church, Wisbeach, at 2.30, conducted by Rev. E. C. Jennings, following a family service at the residence at two o'clock.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 17 Mar 1939
MRS. GEORGE ILES FUNERAL SUNDAY The funeral of the late Mrs. George Iles who died at her home on the Main road on Friday of last week, was held on Sunday afternoon with a public service in St. Paul’s church, Wisbeach, following a family service at the home. Rev. E.C. Jennings rector, paid tribute to Mrs. Iles lifelong service to the community and the church. Despite the stormy weather, friends from all sections of the district gathered for the service. Interment was made in St. Paul’s churchyard, the pallbearers being six neighbors: Asahel and William Bryson, Roy Willoughby, George Hawken, George A. Baird and John Aitken.
Ann Jane Tanner died on 30 Apr 1893 Warwick Twp., consumption1. She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Annetta Edna (Nettie) Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 13 Oct 1960
MISS NETTIE TANNER Another lifelong resident of Warwick Twp., Miss Nettie Tanner, No. 7 Highway, passed away on Wednesday morning from a coronary.
A daughter of the late Edwin and Jane Tanner, she resided with her only brother, Will, on the family farm.
The body rests at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where service will be conducted by Rev. R.A.C. Mills, of Watford, on Friday at two p.m., with interment in St. Paul's church cemetery, Wisbeach.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Thursday, pg 1 col 3, 20 Oct 1960
At the funeral service conducted last Friday at Harper Funeral Home for the late Nettie Tanner, a lifelong resident of the Main road, Warwick, the pallbearers were Roger Thorner, Dr. Donald Thorner, LaVerne Tanner, Joseph Stonehouse, Kenneth Forbes and Bruce Campbell. Interment was made in St. Paul's, Wisbeach, pioneer cemetery.1
Arthur John married Matilda Mary Minielly, daughter of Arthur Minielly and Mary McNee, on 20 Mar 1900 in Plympton Twp; witnessed by Robert J. Tanner and Marion A. Minielly.1
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 30 Mar 1900
TANNER - MINIELLY The home of Mr. Arthur Minielly, London Road, Plympton, was the scene of a happy event on Tuesday, March 20th, the occasion being the marriage of his daughter, Miss Matilda, to Mr. Arthur Tanner, of Warwick. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. Haines, Baptist minister, Wyoming, in the presence of the immediate relatives. The bride was supported by her sister, Miss Marion, and the groom's brother officiated as best man. A number of handsome presents testified to the popularity of the bride, and many friends wish the young couple all happiness and prosperity.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 1, 1 Jul 1932
ARTHUR TANNER INJURED Thrown from a load of hay he was building in the field on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Arthur Tanner, second line south, Warwick, struck the ground head first, causing serious injury not yet definitely known.
He was removed to his home, where it is hoped his complete recovery will be speedy.
Arthur John Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate,
ARTHUR TANNER DIES OF INJURIES The community was shocked on Thursday morning of last week to learn of the death of Mr. Arthur John Tanner, well known farmer of the second line south, Warwick. Mr. Tanner was injured severely on Tuesday afternoon when he fell from a load of hay in the field, striking on his head. He was carried to the house by neighbors and his condition steadily became worse, until his death.
Mr. Tanner, who was in his 63rd year, was born on the Main road, Warwick, on September 25th, 1869, the eldest of a family of three, two sons and one daughter of pioneer parents, Alfred and Janette Tanner, who died many years ago. On March 20th, 1900, he was married to Matilda Mary Minielly, second daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Minielly, also of Warwick. To this union three children were born. The younger daughter, Eva, passed away on January 31st, 1919. Surviving to mourn his loss is his widow, one daughter, Miss Mary, and one son, Fred, both at home, and one brother, Robert Tanner, Main road.
The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the family home, 2nd line, with service conducted by Rev. E. C. Jennings, rector of Wisbeach church, and Rev. E. W. Hart, of Zion United church, and interment was in Wisbeach cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. E. Collier, Thos. A. Gault, Fred A. Wynne, Will Howden, Richard and Eugene Williams.
Donna Lenore married Charles Iles 30 December 1950 in London.
Watford Guide-Advocate, 19 Jan 1951
ILES - TANNER At a wedding service read by Rev. E. C. Jennings at St. John the Evangelist church, London, Donna Tanner became the bride of Charles A. Iles, of Pt. Huron.
Given in marriage by Lester Wallace the bride was attended by Mrs. Lester Wallace, both of Kerwood, and the groomsman was Thomas Williamson, of London. Ann and Jane Williamson were ring bearer and flower girl.
Following a reception at the Highland Golf Club Mr. and Mrs. Iles left on their wedding trip and on their return will reside in Port Huron, Michigan. In recent years the bride has been on the staff of Beck Memorial Sanatorium school, London.
Donna Lenore Tanner died on 16 Nov 1973 London, at age 77. She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
London Free Press, pg 38, 17 Nov 1973
ILES - At Victoria Hospital on Fri. Nov. 16th, 1973, Donna Lenore (Tanner) Iles of 1100 Dearness Drive, London. Formerly of Pt. Huron, Michigan. In her 78th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Iles. Funeral service will be conducted at St. James' (Westminster) Anglican Church, Askin St., near Wortley Rd., London, on Mon. Nov. 19th, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Canon Derwyn D. Jones officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Ontario Heart Foundation, 310 Davenport Rd., Toronto, Ont. (M5R 1K6).
Edwin Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 4 col 1, 19 Jun 1908
The Late Edwin Tanner Mr. Edwin Tanner, an old and respected resident of Warwick for many years, whose illness was referred to last week, passed away on Thursday in his seventy-fourth year, the result of a paralytic stroke he received the Monday previous. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon to the Wisbeach cemetery and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Smith, of Warwick.
Six nephews, Eugene, William, Henry and Alfred Williams, and Oliver and Robert Tanner, bore the remains to their final resting place. Deceased is survived by three sons, Dr. Albert, Rossland, B.C., Charles, Enniskillen, William at home, and two daughters, Mrs. Nathan Thorner, Watford and Miss Nettie at home.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 4 col3, 19 Jun 1908
DIED In Warwick, on Thursday, June 11th, 1908, Edwin Tanner, in his 74th year.
She was a witness at marriage of Charles Richard Williams and Anna Marie Crocker in 1877. 1
She appeared on the federal census 1861-1881, Warwick Twp. 1901 - 1911 Watford.
Emily Jane Tanner died on 5 Feb 1931 Watford, at age 71; myocarditis, rhumatism.2 She was buried on 7 Feb 1931 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3
Watford Guide Advocate, pg 1, 6 Feb 1931
DIED Shrapnell - In Watford, on Thursday, February 5th, 1931, Emily J. Tanner, beloved wife of W. H. Shrapnell, in her 72nd year. The funeral service will be held in Trinity Church, on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m., following a private service at the family residence, St. Clair street. Interment in Wisbeach Cemetery.
Emily Jane Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 6 Feb 1931
MRS. W. H. SHRAPNELL DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. W.H. Shrapnell, a lifelong resident of Warwick and Watford, died very suddenly early Thursday morning from heart failure. She was in her 72nd year and although had been in poor health for several years, she was able to be about as usual, and with Mr. Shrapnell had enjoyed the evening out, visiting with friends. About three o'clock she aroused him, fearing she was being stricken with heart failure, and before medical aid could be secured, she had passed away. Her sudden death was a painful shock to her family and to all citizens of the town and district.
Mrs. Shrapnell was born in Warwick township, being Emily J. Tanner, a daughter of the late Joseph Tanner and Eliza Phillips, who were pioneer settlers in the early days, on the Main Road at Wisbeach. The family homestead was located on the farm now occupied by William Watson.
After her marriage to Mr. Shrapnell, they lived for several years at Napier, until in January, 1896, Mr. Shrapnell was appointed Public School principal in Watford and they have resided here continuously for the past 35 years. She has been a valued member of Trinity Church, identified with every church activity.
Surviving are her husband, and one daughter, Miss Gladys, at home. Two children died in infancy. Also surviving are two brothers: William of Craven, Sask., and Oliver, of Warwick; and two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Iles, Warwick, and Mrs. Lorenzo Evans, Arkona. Another sister, Mrs. Wm. Teeple, Melbourne, died several years ago.
Funeral Saturday The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon, with service in Trinity Church at 2.30 p.m., following a private service at the family residence, St. Clair street. Interment will be in Wisbeach cemetery.
Watford Guide Advocate, pg 1, 13 Feb 1931
FUNERAL OF MRS. SHRAPNELL The funeral service for the late Mrs. W. H. Shrapnell, who died very suddenly of heart trouble at her home on St. Clair street early Thursday morning of last week, was held in Trinity Church on Saturday afternoon, with her rector, Rev. J. H. Hosford, officiating. The church was filled with sympathizing friends who paid tribute to her memory. Interment was made in Wisbeach Cemetery, the pallbearers being T. W. Collister, E. A. Brown, C. A. Class, A. G. Brown, P. J. Dodds and E. J. Carroll.
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shrapnell, of Deckerville, Mich.; Mrs. E. Willoughby, of Port Huron; Mrs. A. Rogers and Miss Martha Harrison, London; R. J. Campbell, Sarnia; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sulston and Mrs. James White, of Petrolia.
Eva Pearl Tanner died on 31 Jan 1919 Warwick Twp, at age 12; cause not given on death registration.2 She was buried on 3 Feb 1919 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3,4
Eva Pearl Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 4, 7 Feb 1919
It is with feelings of sorrow that we are called upon to record the death on Friday last, Jan. 31st, of Eva Pearl, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tanner. Although only ill for about a week she had been ailing for some time and her death came as a shock to her many friends. She had a sweet disposition and a thoughtfulness of manner towards all that will remembered for a long time by those with whom she came in contact. She was thirteen years old less one day, and besides her parents leaves a sister and brother in deep grief at her early removal to her eternal home. The funeral was held from the family residence lot 22, con. 2, S. E. R., on Monday afternoon to Wisbeach cemetery, Revs. Tiffin and Shore conducting the service at house and grave. The pallbearers were Gerald Robinson, Earl Fuller, Russell Parker, Arthur Minielly, Clifford and Clayton Edwards.
Frederick Arthur Tanner died on 25 Dec 1971 Warwick Twp, at age 67. He was buried on 28 Dec 1971 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Frederick Arthur Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 6 Jan 1972
FRED TANNER Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 28th, for Frederick Arthur Tanner, a life-long resident of Warwick Twp., who passed away suddenly on Christmas day at his residence.
Fred was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tanner and beloved brother of Mary, of Watford. A faithful member of Wisbeach Anglican Church, until it closed. He had been attending Zion United Church up until his death.
Rev. D. A. Brydon, of Watford United Church officiated at the funeral service on Tuesday, Dec. 28th, at Harper Funeral Home. Interment was in Wisbeach Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Ivan, Winston and Mac Parker, Sherman Williams, Gordon Reycraft and Franklin Fuller.
Frederick Charles Tanner's obituary ran in the The Guide News Watford and Alvinston pg 2 col 7, 18 May 1883
DIED In Warwick, on the 15th inst., Charles Tanner, aged 18 years.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 29 Nov 1901
James [Joseph] Tanner, an old resident of the Main Road, was stricken with paralysis Saturday, and is in a critical condition at present.
Joseph Tanner died on 28 Nov 1901 Warwick Twp, at age 70.1He was buried on 30 Nov 1901 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Joseph Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 4, Dec 6, 1901
Mr. Joseph Tanner, Main Road, whose illness was referred to last week, passed away on Thursday morning of last week, in his 71st year. Deceased was a native of Wiltshire, England, and came to Canada about 60 years ago with his parents. When a young man he learned the trade of shoemaking at Adelaide Village, which he followed for some years, afterwards taking up a farm in Warwick. His industry and integrity won him the respect of the community. The funeral on Saturday was conducted by the Rev. F. G. Newton. A widow and family of four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Shrapnell, of Watford; Mrs. Wm. Temple, of Arkona; Ethel and Alice at home, and two sons, Wm. and Oliver, survive. Edward and George Tanner, of Warwick, are brothers.
Relationship=2nd great-grandmother of Jai Williams.
Relationship=2nd great-grandmother of Michael Williams.
Mary Ann married Thomas Cuthbert Williams, son of William Williams and Anne Flower, bt 1837 - 1839.
She appeared on the federal census bt 1861 - 1871 in Warwick Twp.
Mary Ann Tanner died on 13 Oct 1871 Warwick Twp. She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1
Mary Janet Tanner died on 2 Jul 1976 Watford, at age 74. She was buried on 5 Jul 1976 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Mary Janet Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 20, 8 Jul 1976
MARY TANNER Mary Tanner passed away in the Watford Nursing Home, on Friday, July 2, 1976, in her 75th year.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tanner and was predeceased by a brother Fred and a sister Eva.
The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home on Monday, July 5 at 2 p.m. with interment in Wisbeach Cemetery.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 23 Oct 1903
A quiet home wedding took place on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13th, when Oliver Tanner and Miss Minnie Street were joined in wedlock by the Rev. F. G. Newton. The young couple have the best wishes of their many friends.
Oliver Phillips Tanner died on 17 Nov 1941 London, at age 64. He was buried on 19 Nov 1941 St. Paul's Cemetery Wisbeach.4
Oliver Phillips Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 21 Nov 1941
Oliver Tanner, one of Warwick’s best known farmers and a lifelong resident of the township, passed away in Queen Alexandra Sanatorium, London, on Monday evening, just ten days after entering hospital for x-ray examination and treatment. He was 64 years of age.
As a lifelong resident of the Main Road, Warwick, he was also a devout member of St. Mary's church, Warwick.
Surviving are his widow, formerly Minnie Streets, and three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Conkey (Marjorie) of Adelaide; Mrs. Hector Robinson (Isabel) of Bryanston, near London, and Miss Hazel Tanner, of the Bell Telephone Staff, Watford; also one surviving sister, Mrs. Lorenzo Evans, Warwick.
The funeral service was held in St. Paul's church, Wisbeach, on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by his rector, Rev. H. F. Cross, with interment in St. Paul's church cemetery.
The pallbearers were John Archer, George Baird, Frank Conkey, Jack Day, Will Bryson and Donald McLeay.
He married Olive Jane (Jennie) Willoughby, daughter of Robert Willoughby and Jane Massender on 29 Jun 1929, Warwick Twp. 1
The 2nd marriage was noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 5 Jul 1929
TANNER - HOWARD A quiet wedding was solemnized at the Rectory, Warwick, on Saturday morning, when Jennie Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willoughby became the bride of Mr. Robert Tanner, London Road. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. C. Jennings. They were attended by Mr. Reginald Sandle of Komoka.
After the ceremony the bride and groom left on a motor trip and on their return will live on the groom’s farm, London Road.
Robert Alfred Tanner died on 18 Aug 1956 St. Thomas, Elgin Co., at age 81. He was buried on 21 Aug 1956 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Robert Alfred Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, on 24 Aug 1956
ROBERT A. TANNER Robert Alfred Tanner, 81, lifelong resident of Warwick twp., passed away in hospital at St. Thomas on Saturday, where he had been a patient for the past seven weeks.
For many years his farm on No. 7 Highway has been operated by Bruce Main, who resided with him.
Mr. Tanner was twice married; his first wife, Mary Jane Streets, passed away in August 1924, and his second wife Olive Jane Willoughby in March 1953.
Miss Mary and Fred Tanner are his only living direct relatives.
The body rested at Harper Funeral Home, where service was conducted on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. S. Eric Richards, of Warwick, with interment in St. Paul's church cemetery, Wisbeach.
Pallbearers selected were six long time neighbors: Robert Ross, Albert Clark, Sidney Barnes, Lloyd Cook, Ralph Runnalls and Jack Day.
William Frederick Tanner's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 6, on 1 Jun 1967
WILLIAM FREDERICK TANNER , 90
William Frederick Tanner, formerly of Warwick Twp., died on Monday at the home of Mrs. Edythe Thorner, 630 Elgin st., Wallaceburg, in his 91st year. He was the son of the late Edwin Tanner and Jane Phillips.
Funeral service was held this Wednesday afternoon at Harper Funeral Home with Rev. George Hamilton as officiating minister. Burial was in Wisbeach Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Dr. Donald Thorner, Dr. Lorne Thorner, Earl Tanner, Pat Stonehouse, Ken Forbes and Vinton Patterson.
Mary Thompson's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, on 30 Nov 1934
MRS. FRED PATTERSON DIES SUDDENLY IN WARWICK Death came quietly early this Thursday morning to Mrs. Fred Patterson, Arkona highway in Warwick. Mrs. Patterson, who was in her 71st year, had been in ill health for many years. Prior to her marriage she was Mary Thompson, of a pioneer Warwick family, and she had lived her entire life in the home district.
Surviving are her husband, Fred. Patterson, well known Warwick farmer, two sons, Cecil, in Saskatoon, and Charles, near Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. George Hawken, of Adelaide, and Miss Edith Patterson, a teacher in Toronto schools. A third daughter, Mrs. Flossie Eastman, died in Detroit while her husband was overseas with the American war troops, and a son, Gordon, was the first casualty of the 18th Battalion, dying in London hospital of spinal meningitis in 1915.
A private funeral service will be held on Saturday afternoon at the family residence at 1.45 p.m., with interment in St. Paul's church cemetery, Wisbeach. One son, Charles, is coming by train from Florida, due to arrive at noon on Saturday.
Robert Basil Thompson died on 16 Feb 1981 Sarnia, at age 71. He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1
Robert Basil Thompson's obituary ran in the Sarnia Observer, pg 16, 18 Feb 1981
BASIL THOMPSON R. Basil Thompson of 100 Evergreen Ave., died at St. Joseph's Hospital Monday.
Born in Thunder Bay, a resident of Sarnia for the past 56 years. He was a Core Maker with Mueller Brass and had later served as a security officer. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Sarnia Branch 62, a veteran of the Second World War, he served in Canada and overseas with the 3rd Field Park Company, RCEME Royal Canadian Engineers.
Survived by his wife the former Pauline Wilson; daughter Martha of Owen Sound; two sons, Robert and Sidney, both of Sarnia; three sisters, Mrs. F. E. (Georgie) Wilson of Deland, Fla., Mrs. M. B. (Dorothy) Chamberlain of Cape Coral, Fla., Mrs. A. E. (Ruth) Weaver of Boston, Mass; two brothers, Howard L. Sr. of Sarnia and Kenneth B. of New Haven, Mich. Predeceased by two sisters, Marion and Frances, three brothers, Sidney, William and Donald.
A memorial funeral will be held at the Stewart Funeral Home today at 7 p.m. with Mr. John Sawer officiating. Cremation to follow at Woodland Crematorium, London.
The couple were noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate, on Jan 1929
ARKONA COUPLE CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. William H. Topping were surprised on Friday evening, December 28th when many of their friends of Arkona and Wisbeach arrived at their home to spend an enjoyable evening and help celebrate with them the 30th anniversary of their wedding day.
Each of the visitors brought baskets of eatables and a huge wedding cake was presented the couple by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams, the bridesmaid and groomsman at the wedding thirty years ago. A cousin of the bride, Mr. Robert Morgan, who was fiddler at the marriage dance 30 years ago, was also present on this occasion, and an enjoyable evening was spent recalling the joys of that long ago event. Mr. and Mrs. Topping were wished many more happy anniversaries.
William Henry Topping died on 26 Jun 1947 Parkhill, at age 74. He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach; no stone.
William Henry Topping's obituary ran in the Strathroy Age-Dispatch, pg 4, 3 Jul 1947
WILLIAM HENRY TOPPING Funeral services were held here for William Henry Topping, 74, who passed away Thursday, June 26, after a lengthly illness.
Mr. Topping was born in Carlisle, Ont., son of the late Thomas Topping and Jane Calhoun. He was a member of the Church of St. John the Evangelist.
The deceased had lived in Strathroy for the past five years. He previously lived in Arkona, where he was a mail carrier for about 40 years. His wife, the late Mary Elizabeth Williams, predeceased him 11 years ago.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Isaac Smith, Strathroy and three grandchildren, Ray, Lloyd and Marilyn; one sister, Mrs. Annie Pullman, Strathroy; three brothers, George, Strathroy; Gilbert, Crosswell, Mich., and Ambrose of Adelaide.
Canon H.B. Ashby conducted the services at Denning Bros. Funeral Home. Interment was in Wisbeach Cemetery. The pallbearers were Bill Williams, Ed Williams, Orville Williams, Wilbert Pullman, Albert Pullman and Harry Topping.
She married a Mr. Carroll.
She appeared on the federal census in 1881 in Warwick Twp.
Ann died on 2 Mar 1888 Warwick Twp; old age.2 She was buried 4 Mar 1888 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 8, 9 Mar 1888
We are sorry to relate that another of our old settlers, Mrs. Carrol, has passed away. She died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. Wilson. Deceased was 84 years of age, and much respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the English cemetery, Wisbeach, on Sunday last by a large number of friends and relatives.
Jane married Henry Healey.
She appeared on the federal census bt 1861 - 1871 in Warwick Twp., 1881 in Strathroy, Middlesex Co.
Jane died on 5 Mar 1880 Strathroy, Middlesex Co.; dropsy. 1
She was buried on 7 Mar 1880 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach, Warwick Twp.2,3
Leila Anna Emma Ward's obituary ran in the Watford Guide & Alvinston News pg 3, on 7 Nov 1879
WARD In the Township of Warwick, on the 1st inst., Leila E., daughter of William Ward, aged 4 years, 4 months and 25 days.
William Ward's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 4, 21 Aug 1914
Another well-known resident of this township joined the great majority on Wednesday, August 12th, 1914, in the person of Mr. William Ward, who was called home after nearly a year's illness with cancer at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 6 days. Mr. Ward was a native of the township of Beckwith, Lanark Co., being born there on Nov. 18th, 1838. He came to this part of the country about 62 years ago and spent the remainder of his life in Warwick and Watford. He was married in 1865, by Rev. Mr. Salter, at Warwick Village, to Miss Sarah Williamson, of Warwick, who survives him. Four sons and two daughters are also left to mourn a kind and much respected father, namely, Benjamin, of Edmonton; Wm. H., of Watford; Frank, of Warwick; Russell, who lives on the homestead; Mrs. Albert Routley, Warwick, and Mrs. B. E. Grey, of Lapeer, Mich. The funeral was held from the family residence, lot 21, con. 4, S.E.R., on Friday afternoon to the Wisbeach cemetery, Rev. J. C. Forster, pastor of the Watford Presbyterian church, conducting the service. The pallbearers were three sons, William, Frank and Russel, and three brothers-in-law, William, Charles and Henry Williamson. The funeral was well attended by the neighbors and many old friends. Among those present from a distance were Mrs. N. Taylor, Mrs. H. Smith, Mrs. P. McGregor, Mr. and Mrs. R. Dupee, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lucas and Mr. D. Galley, all of Sarnia; and Mrs. Bert E. Grey, of Lapeer, Mich.
Helen married John Howden, son of William Howden and Jane Balfour, on 16 Jul 1861.
Helen Watson died on 4 Feb 1909 Bosanquet Twp, at age 64; heart failure, pneumonia.1 She was buried on 7 Feb 1909 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2,3
Helen Watson's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 5, 12 Feb 1909
The funeral of the late Mrs. John Howden took place from the old homestead, Wisbeach, on Sunday afternoon to the Wisbeach Cemetery and was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. M. Shore. Mrs. Howden was highly esteemed in the community where she had resided all her life, her kindness of heart and hospitality endearing her to all who knew her. Mr. Howden predeceased her about three years ago, and a family of eleven children survive. The daughters are Mrs. H. Stoner, Bosanquet; Mrs. W. Willoughby, Ithaca, Mich.; Miss Essa, Seattle; Mrs. D. Hamilton, Watford; Mrs. Dyckman, and Misses Mattie and Lulu, Detroit; the sons are, William, at home; David, Calgary; John, Toronto, and Geo. N., Watford. David Watson, of Wisbeach, is a brother.
She appeared on the federal census in 1901 in Warwick Twp.
She was noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate, 15 Jan 1926
Mrs. R. (Richard) Williams, of Wisbeach, and her two daughters, had a fortunate escape from serious injury on Sunday afternoon, Jan 3rd, when, as they were driving home from church, their horse ran away and threw them all out. One of the young women received a severe shaking up and the other, who was thrown on her head, suffered a scalp wound and minor abrasions. Mrs. Williams was badly shaken up and bruised, having been thrown to the hard ground.
Mabel Grace Waun died on 20 Jun 1971 London, at age 87. She was buried on 22 Jun 1971 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3
Mabel Grace Waun's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, 24 Jun 1971
In Victoria Hospital, London, on June 20th, 1971, Mabel Grace Waun, of 80 King Edward St., London, and formerly of RR 8, Watford. Beloved wife of the late Richard Williams, in her 88th year, dear mother of Mrs. Gordon Wilson (Mary), Sarnia, Mrs. John Wilson (Sarah), Port Huron, Mrs. Martha Baker, London, William, Sarnia, Mrs. John MacPherson (Alma), London, Edward, London, Jim, RR 8, Watford, Orville, Komoka, Mrs. Willis Ball (Florence), London, twenty-five grandchildren, fifty-seven great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson predeceased, in April, 1970. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where service will be held on Tuesday, June 22nd, at 2 p.m. Interment in Wisbeach Cemetery.
Florence Mae Westgate died on 12 Nov 1908 Warwick Twp, at age 0; cause not given on death registration.1
She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach, Warwick Twp.2
Frederick Westgate died on 24 Dec 1951 Strathroy, Middlesex Co., at age 81. He was buried on 27 Dec 1951 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Frederick Westgate's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 2 col 6, 4 Jan 1952
FRED WESTGATE In Strathroy General Hospital on December 24, 1951, Frederick Westgate, beloved husband of Rebecca Elizabeth Reycraft, passed away in his 82nd year. He had been in failing health for a number of years.
Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Margaret McNaughton, Forest; Frank, of Detroit; George, of Sarnia; Jack, of Detroit; Mrs. Clayton Davidson, [Susie], of Warwick and Mrs. Wilfrid Leach, [Leila], of Watford; also fifteen grandchildren and sixteen Great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by one brother, Thomas Westgate, of Warwick, and six sisters, Mrs. John Acton, [Minnie], London, Mrs. Elizabeth Dowding, Strathroy, Mrs. Ida Matthews, Kerrwood, Mrs. Dora Frazee, Oklahoma, Miss Nora Westgate, Strathroy and Mrs. Leila Heels, Detroit.
Practically all his life was spent in Warwick township, with the exception of a few years in Sarnia.
The funeral was held from the Harper Funeral Home in Watford on December 27th, with interment in Wisbeach Cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. J. A. Armstrong of Grace church, Warwick.
The pallbearers were six grandsons, Fred and Ivan McNaughton, Roy Westgate, Stewart Westgate, Floyd Davidson and Verne Leach. The flower bearers were also grandsons, Donald and Ray Leach, Cameron Bayne, Irvin Harrison, Louie Labatte and Melvin McLean.
Mabel Irene Westgate's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 30 Mar 1917
Mabel Irene, the two months' old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westgate, second line, passed away on Thursday after a brief illness. Interment took place at Wisbeach cemetery on Friday. The family have the sympathy of many friends and acquaintances.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 1, 30 Mar 1917
DIED In Warwick, on Thursday, March 22nd, 1917, Mabel Irene, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westgate, aged 2 months.
Mary Wicket's obituary ran in the The Sarnia Daily Observer pg 5 col 3, 22 Feb 1913
Mrs. Mary Southern, an old and respected resident of Lambton county, passed away at her daughter's residence, Wyoming. She leaves to mourn her loss, two sons, William, of Sarnia, and Manson, of Dakota, and three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Battle, Sarnia township; Mrs. Chas. Luckins, Wyoming, and Mrs. (Dr.) Wiley, of Michigan. The funeral will take place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. Luckins, Wyoming, on Monday, Feb. 24th, to Watford Cemetery.
Mary Wicket died on 22 Feb 1913 Plympton Twp, at age 69; diabetes. She was buried on 24 Feb 1913 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1
Relationship=1st cousin 1 time removed of Jai Williams.
Relationship=2nd cousin 1 time removed of Michael Williams.
Relationship=2nd cousin 1 time removed of Jai Williams.
Relationship=2nd cousin 1 time removed of Michael Williams.
He was noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate
WILLIAMS - KELLY St. James' Presbyterian church, Forest, was the setting Saturday afternoon, June 4th, at 2:30 o'clock, for the marriage of Eva Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kelly, Forest, to Mr. Albert Russell Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Williams, Watford. Rev. W.D. Macodrum officiated, with Mrs. W. A. Dunlop at the organ.
A gown of white satin, fashioned with a gathered bodice, with lace insertion in neckline and skirt, and coronet headdress of orange blossoms which extended to a three-quarter length veil was worn by the bride, who carried a bouquet of red roses.
Given in marriage by her father, she was attended by her sister, Mrs. Arnold Williams, as matron of honor, gowned in yellow taffeta moire, carrying a bouquet of yellow roses. The bridesmaid was her other sister, Ella, attired in green taffeta moire and carrying a bouquet of red roses. Mrs. Ernest Minielly sang "Because" during the ceremony. The groomsman was Arnold Williams of Watford, brother of the groom and the ushers were Blake Tidball and William Kelly.
The groom's gift to the bride was a strand of pearls. The wedding dinner was served at the Fraser Hotel. For receiving, the bride's mother chose a navy crepe gown, white accessories and rosebud corsage, and the groom's mother wore an aqua gown, black accessories and rosebud corsage. Guests were present from Watford, Ridgetown, Sarnia and Forest.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams left on their honeymoon to Toronto and Niagara Falls. They will reside in Sarnia.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 14, 26 May 1999
50 Years 1949 - 1999 The family of Albert and Eva Williams would like to extend an invitation to family and friends to attend an Open House in honour of their parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. This celebration will be held on Saturday, June 5, 1999 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lion's Hall, 451 Huggard St., Petrolia, (across from the Petrolia Arena). Please No Gifts. If so desired, donations may be given to the "Rotary Children's Place."
Albert Russell Williams died on 19 Sep 2004 Petrolia, at age 79. He was buried on 22 Sep 2004 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach..1
Albert Russell Williams's obituary ran in the Sarnia Observer, 20 Sep 2004
WILLIAMS Peacefully surrounded by his family in Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia on Sunday, September 19, 2004, ALBERT RUSSELL WILLIAMS of Warwick Twsp. Beloved husband of Eva (Kelly) Williams in his 80th year. Loving father of Joan & George Demers of Warwick Twsp; Ruth & Arnold Syer of Oil Springs; Karen & Julian Dyson of Wyoming, Laurie & Donald Eastman of Warwick Village. Beloved grandfather of Michael & Ang MacDermid, Amanda & Jason Laing, Erin & Kent Horwood, Kami Syer and Kevin Syer, Mitchell Eastman & Megan Eastman. Also survived by great grandchildren Saige, Willow & Isiah Laing, Colten & Ryder MacDermid. Predeceased by his parents Russell & Sarah, 2 brothers Ivan & Arnold, 2 sisters Anna Margaret and Marian. Also predeceased by a son Ronald Albert and a grandson Nicholas Earl Russell Eastman. Resting at the HARPER FUNERAL HOME Watford where visitation will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2004 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 2 PM with Rev. Dr. Christine O'Reilly officiating. Interment in Wisbeach Cemetery. Donations to Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Watford or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Relationship=Great-granduncle of Jai Williams.
Relationship=Great-grandfather of Michael Williams.
Alfred James married Matilda Avis Hipkins, daughter of Richard Hipkins and Mary Ann Guyer, on 19 Jun 1872 in Strathroy, Middlesex Co.
Alfred James Williams died on 20 Jan 1923 Warwick Twp, at age 78; senile debility / hypertension and feeble mindedness.1 He was buried on 22 Jan 1923 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2,3
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 3, 26 Jan 1923
DIED - In Warwick, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 1923, Alfred James Williams, aged 78 years, 5 months, 3 days.
Alfred James Williams's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate,
DEATH OF ALFRED J. WILLIAMS An old and respected resident of Wisbeach passed away on Saturday morning, January 20th, in the person of Alfred Williams, in his 79th year. He was born on lot 26, Main road, where he lived continuously until his death.
The funeral took place Monday afternoon to Wisbeach cemetery, the service being conducted in the church by Rev. LP Hagger.
The pallbearers were Thos. Chambers, John Chambers, William Holmes, John Watson, William Watson and William Waun.
Mr. Williams is survived by one son, Richard, living at home and one daughter, Mrs. William Topping of Arkona, also nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by four brothers, namely, Henry, John, Charles and Joseph.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams and son Thomas, of Harbor Beach, Mich., Mrs. John Fraleigh of Jeddo, Mich., and Mrs. James Smith of London, Ont. His brother Joseph was unable to attend on account of illness.
His wife predeceased him nine years ago.
Children of Alfred James Williams and Matilda Avis Hipkins
Relationship=2nd cousin 1 time removed of Jai Williams.
Relationship=2nd cousin 1 time removed of Michael Williams.
Anna Margaret Williams's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 2 Feb 1917
DIED In Warwick, on Sunday, Jan. 28th, 1917, Anna Margaret, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Williams, aged 3 months and 17 days.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 4, 2 Feb 1917
Anna Margaret, the 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Williams, Main road, passed away on Sunday after a few hours illness. The funeral was held to Wisbeach Cemetery, Rev. W. M. Shore, officiating.
Relationship=Great-granduncle of Jai Williams.
Relationship=Great-granduncle of Michael Williams.
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Arthur married Emma Ann Smith, daughter of David Smith and Belinda Cole, on 3 Apr 1878, St. Ann’s, Adelaide.
The Age-Dispatch, Strathroy, pg 8, 12 Apr 1878
Williams - Smith In St. Ann’s Church, Adelaide Village on Wednesday, April 3rd, 1878, by the Rev. J. Kennedy, M.A., Rector, Mr. Arthur Williams, of Wisbeach, to Miss Emma Anne, daughter of David Smith, Esq., all of Warwick.
He witnessed the marriage of Charles Richard Williams and Anna Marie Crocker in 1877.1
Arthur Septimus Williams died on 2 May 1882 Warwick Twp, at age 29; liver complaint.2 He was buried on 5 May 1882 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach; no stone.3
Arthur Septimus Williams's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 5, on 12 May 1882
DIED Mr. Arthur Williams, of Warwick, who has been seriously ill for a length of time, died on Wednesday of last week, and was interred in the Wisbeach (English) burying ground, on the Friday following. Mr. Williams leaves a wife and two children, the youngest only two months old.